Australia Deploys Troops After Buildings Torched In Solomon Islands Riots

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Australia Deploys Troops After Buildings Torched In Solomon Islands Riots

In the city’s Chinatown, a large warehouse was set alight, causing an explosion that sent people fleeing.

Honiara:

Rioters torched buildings and looted the smouldering rubble of shops in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara Friday — a third straight day of political violence as Australian peacekeeping troops began to deploy.

Thousands of people — some carrying axes and knives — rampaged through the city’s Chinatown and central business districts — according to an AFP reporter on the scene.

In Chinatown, a large warehouse was set alight, causing an explosion that sent scores of people fleeing from the scene in panic.

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